Jeremy Lin and the Mavericks could be a good a great combination, and Linsanity 2.0 may happen in Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks have acquired big names this NBA Trade off-season, to power up its roster for a bid at a championship this coming NBA 2015-16 season. So far, the team has signed big man DeAndre Jordan and shooter Wes Matthews. However, the team still has an empty seat for a point guard. Experts say Lin will best fill the gaping whole.
The Texas-based team is exploring a sign-and-trade deal to acquire the Harvard standout from the Los Angeles Lakers, sources confirmed to Yahoo! Sports. So far, the Mavs have relieved Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo of their team duties, and only have Raymond Felton on the roster. JJ Barea is expected to sign back with the team as a backup PG.
J. Lin is known to be an offensive point guard who thrives on pick-and-rolls. With Jordan in the team, Lin can create openings for both himself and DJ.
“Lin’s a good fit with his passing touch and basketball IQ as well as his ability to shoot off the dribble, which helps in Rick Carlisle’s system,” CBS Sports explained.
While nothing has been confirmed, Tim MacMahon of ESPN, confirmed that the Mavericks are “working to carve out salary slot” for Lin. If ever, he could fill in the shoes of a starting point guard, after Rondo signed with the Sacramento Kings.
Jeremy Lin to Dallas remains likely. Mavs working to carve out salary slot for him. JJ Barea for $2.8M exception is close to sure thing.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 6, 2015
Should the 26-year-old join the Mavs, it will be his fourth NBA team following stints with the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets, LA Lakers and his famous “Linsanity” streak with the New York Knicks.
Last season, J Lin scored 11.2 points per game, 4.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds with the Lakers.